ICDL 2020 will have an exciting social program, including the conference dinner, welcome and a farewell as well as coffee breaks and lunch that would offer an excellent opportunity for meeting with known and new colleagues. Alternatively, there are four cafeterias within the university campus, and there are plenty of restaurants at walking distance from the university.
On Friday, 11th September 2020 , the day after the conference, optional activities will be available for an additional fee. These activities, will be managed by a local tourism agency, are:
Valparaíso is one of the oldest cities in Chile, and it was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 2003. Greater Valparaíso is the third-largest metropolitan area in Chile. Its historic quarter with multiple urban elements that shows the cultural and architectural wealth of the city. Valparaíso is a coloured city, with a natural amphitheatre-like setting with impressive open views, characterized by a natural urban fabric adapted to the hillsides.
La Sebastiana was the Valparaíso residence of one of the most famous Chilean poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda, where visitors can enjoy the beautiful view of the harbour, the original architecture of the city as well as the furniture and artworks collected by Pablo Neruda.
Casas del Bosque Vineyard is a boutique winery whose vineyard is located about 30 km from the Venue and is specialized in Sauvignon Blanc wine with excellent reports also on Pinot Noir and Syrah wines. They offer lunch and tasting sessions.
Image with permission from Casas del Bosque Vineyard.
Finally, in addition to the social events offered by the organizing committee attendees will have plenty of option for self-organized social activities. The host university is located at a top-rated Summer destination for Chilean and tourist from neighbouring countries. Also, Greater Valparaíso is an important educational area with multiple universities and other educational centres, all of which contributes to a large and diverse cultural offer.
For more information on Valparaíso, visit the official webpage (In Spanish).